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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico

Mexico 2018/2019 Partner universities

Personal data
Mobility type:
study

Faculty at MU:
Faculty of Arts

Field of study:
Ucitelstvi spanelskeho jazyka a literatury pro stredni skoly

Level of study during period of placement:
Master

Language used:
Spanish

Summer/winter school?:
no

Period of studies:
spring 2019

Period of placement (from-to):
2019-01-24 - 2019-06-07

Number of months:
5.00

Activities before my departure abroad
Where can information be found about courses taught at the foreign school?:
Zalezi na programu, ktery se rozhodnete studovat, ale prakticky jsem to hledala pres google, kdy jsem zadala "plan de estudios" a ten program, ktery me zajimal. Nekdy to je konkretneji popsane, jindy je to jen vypis predmetu. A ta nabidka pak stejne dost mozna bude jina az dorazite. MADEMS: http://madems.posgrado.unam.mx/posgrado/plan.html a Estudios Latinoamericanos: http://oferta.unam.mx/planestudios/estlat--plan-de-estudios13.pdf

Which documents were needed for acceptance at the foreign university?:
Prihlaska, CV, vypis o studiu, kopie pasu, dokument o jazykove urovni, nominacni dopis,

How far ahead did you have to organise your acceptance?:
Par mesicu, ale jejich finalni prijeti prislo az v prosinci.

Did you need a visa?:
no

Documents and materials needed for a visa:

Length of wait for visa:

Fee for the visa:

Studies
Did you have a Learning Agreement signed before your departure?:
yes

If not, why not?:

Before your departure did you know how your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
Ano

During your stay did you change your Learning Agreement?:
Ano, protoze nabidka predmetu byla potom trochu jina

When and how did course registration take place? Are there any restrictions? Possibilities of making changes?:
Asi 4 dny pred zacatkem semestru svolali vymenne studenty a probehlo uvitani a registrace. Na zacatku semestru pak byla moznost jeste asi dva tydny predmety zmenit.

Did you take any examinations at the foreign school?:
Na techto programech se predmety ukoncovaly spis nejakymi pisemnymi pracemi a pozadavky behem semestru.

Does the school use the ECTS system?:
no

If not then explain how the credits there were recalculated into ECTS:
Mel by mi byt uznan stejny pocet kreditu za ktery jsou predmety u nich vypsany

Describe the teaching methods (theory, practical and projects) and assessment of students:
Na Estudios Latinoamericanos jsou predmety dost teoreticke a zalozene na cetbe a debate. Na kazdy tyden jsme meli cetbu a na hodine se o tom pak diskutovalo. Zaroven ale mam i tu zkusenost, ze vas profesori vylozene nenuti se do diskuze zapojit, ale nejaka aktivita na hodine je vyzadovana. Obcas je soucasti predmetu prezentace vyzkumu k diplomove praci, ale je mozne se s profesory dohodnout na jinych podminkach, pokud vyzkum jeste nemate. Hodiny probihaji jednou za tyden, ale jsou 3-4 hodinove, s tim, ze jsme obcas koncivali driv.

Quality of teaching in comparison with home school:
Je to zcela jiny styl vyuky, adekvatni pro ty, kterym vyhovuje hodne diskutovat, analizovat a vyjadrovat o necem kriticky nazor.

How did you receive study materials?:
Na plataformach, ktere nam poslali vyucujici, pres email a od spoluzaku. Cetbu v knihovne nebo na internetu.

Can you recommend an interesting course/subject/teacher?:
Literatura y crítica de la producción latinoamericana s profesorkou Alejandrou Amatto. Na predmet je hodne cetby, ale vyucujici je do literatury zapalena, ma ohromny prehled a je to hrozne prijemny clovek. Pokud mate cetbu na danou hodinu prectenou, tak vas ty hodiny budou bavit a proniknete do dalsich zpusobu jak na danou cetbu nahlednout.

How well is the school library equipped?:
Biblioteca Central ma obcas i nekolik vytisku, problem byl ale ten, ze univerzita ma nejakolik dalsich knihoven, pod jednotlivymi fakultami a zarizenimi, ale nekolik z nich bylo zavrenych a pokud nedostanete povoleni z vasi knihovny (filozoficke fakulty napriklad - ktera byla bohuzel napriklad zavrena), tak si knihy v jinych vypujcit nemuzete.

Availability of computers, internet access, level of software needed, requirements on notebook:
V hlavni knihovne se myslim za pristup na internet platilo, ale na CEPE (jazykove centrum pro cizince) se nachazi nejaka mistnost s volne pristupnymi pocitaci.

Options from printing and copying:
V Biblioteca central nebo ruzne po campusu jsou nejaka okenka. Na Unidad de Posgrado jsem na zadne misto nenarazila.

Does the foreign school/student organisation arrange special events for exchange students?:
yes

If yes then what?:
CEPE porada nejake placene vylety pro zahranicni studenty, je mozno se o nich dozvedet na nastence primo v tom zarizeni nebo na internetove strance.

How would you assess your integration with the local students (evaluation like in school from 1 to 5 with 1 as highest):
3

or describe in your own words:
Vsichni byli moc mili, kdyz se jich clovek na neco zeptal, ale vlastne se o nas tak zacali vic zajimat az spis ke konci.

Practical questions on your placement
Where did you live?:
V jizni a klidne casti mesta asi pul hodiny autobusem od campusu v pronajatem byte.

Cost of accommodation - monthly:
180 EUR

Additional comments to the price of accommodation (as to what the price includes):

Describe the equipment. Tips for future students – what should they bring with them?:
Bydlely jsme v byte, ktery byl plne vybaveny, protoze to driv byl rodinny byt.

How and how far ahead should accommodation be organised?:
Obepisovaly jsme nejake inzeraty par tydnu pred odletem, ale na nekolik z nich nam ani neodpovedeli. Nakonec jsme sehnaly ubytovani pres znamosti.

What are the catering options?:
V campusu je ohromna spousta stanku ci jidelen, kde se clovek muze levne najist. Jedna z dobrych a levnych variant je napriklad Facultad de Ciencias. Sami studenti pak po campusu tady chodi a prodavaji nejake obcerstveni. Da se sehnat jak mexicka kuchyne, tak sendvice, salaty, sushi, kde co. Na Unidad de Posgrado je prostredi trochu vic mrtve, ale je tam bistro/kavarna, kde se taky da najist.

What are the rough costs of groceries (compare with Czech prices):
Zelenina a ovoce se da nejlevneji sehnat na trzistich a vetsina z techto veci tu vyjde levneji. Spoustu moznosti jak se levne najist venku, jen je treba davat si pozor kvuli bakteriim.

Transport to location of placement:
Letely se spolecnosti KLM pres Amsterdam primo z Prahy do CDMX.

Rough prices for transportation:
24 000

Tips for purchasing cheap tickets and other recommendations:
Akcnejsi letenky byvaji na lety do Cancúnu, z okolnich letist.

What are the local transport options (public transport, cycling, on foot, rough prices):
Autobusy mensi a vetsi kde jizdenka stoji 4-7 pesos. Metro - 5 pesos. Metrobus - 6 pesos. Uber, Beat, Didi - aplikaci na taxi. Je treba pocitat s tim, ze mesto je casto zacpane a rano a kolem 7. hodiny ve spicce je metro a metrobus narvany k prasknuti. Na nekterych stanicich metra neni dobry se vyskytovat v pozdejsich hodinach. Autobusy nemaji zadne jizdeni rady, ale dobra na hledani dopravy je napriklad aplikace Citymapper. Je dobre si poridit karticku (na stanici metra nebo metrobusu) a nabit si na ni kredit - da se pouzivat v metru a v metrobusu.

What kind of formalities have to be arranged before arrival, for example residence permit?:
Jen nejake veci na univerzite - studentskou karticku (spousta volnych vstupu na ruiny, muzea..), registrace predmetu, poplatek v knihovne pro pujcovani knih 500 (potom se vraci).

What health insurance did you use? (rough price, advantages, disadvantages, is it necessary to arrange insurance at the university other than your home (Czech) insurance?):
Cestovni pojisteni od ISIC - 4300 (bez pripojisteni i levnejsi)

Did you have any experience with medical treatment abroad?:
Lide tu k praktickemu lekari chodi do lekaren, kde je v nekterych i lekar. Nekde se plati poplatek treba 30 pesos, jinde je to za spropitne. Byla jsem tu ale i u urologa (500 za osetreni).

Did you work during your studies?:
Ne

What are the conditions for working for MU students?:
Nemam informace

Tips for free-time activities:
CDMX je obrovske a je tu hromada muzei a galerii. V kampusu se take poradaji ruzne aktivity, napriklad tanecni.

Financial support and expenses
Total grant from Centre for International Cooperation:
90000 CZK

Monthly grant in CZK:
18000 CZK

Number of supported months:
5

Total number of months:
5

What other sources did you make use of to finance your placement?:
Predevsim stipendium

If you received another grant, state which and how much in CZK:

 
Total fees associated with enrolment at the university:
0 ???

a/ amount of enrolment fee:
0 ???

b/ amount of tuition fees:
0 ???

c/ amount of other fees (which):
0 ???

 
What was your average monthly expenditure?:
0 ???

a/ of which for accommodation:
0 ???

b/ of which for catering:
0 ???

c/ travel and recreation:
0 ???

Any comments to the average monthly expenditure:

Recognition of foreign studies at the home faculty
How many credits did you gain during your studies (in the system of the foreign school)?:
22

How many ECTS credits were recognised at MU?:
melo by mi byt uznano 22

Did you know in advance which of your courses would be recognised by your home faculty?:
Ano

What problems did you have with recognition?:
Uznani teprve budu resit

Overall assessment
Assessment of personal benefit (1 = excellent):
1

Assessment of academic benefit (1 = excellent):
3

Evaluate the information and support provided by the foreign school (1 = excellent):
2

Did you encounter any serious problems during your stay:
Vykradli nam auto a odcizili mi PC - davat si pozor jak na sebe, tak na veci vsude a na to, kde se clovek vyskytuje.

What would you recommend to take with you:
Ebook

What most surprised you at the partner university in a positive way:
Vlidny pristup vyucujicich, kteri vytvari prijemne prostredi pro diskuzi na hodinach. Dostupnost obcerstveni v campusu.

What most surprised you at the partner university in a negative way:
Autobusova doprava uvnitr campusu je silene zdlouhava.

Further comments:
Doporucuji si hledat bydleni pokud ne uplne blizko campusu, tak blizko zastavky metra nebo metrobusu.